3 May 2021.Aeronautics Group – a leading provider of integrated turnkey solutions based on unmanned system platforms, payloads and communications for defense and HLS applications – introduces its Orbiter 4 small tactical UAS, capable of performing long-range, long-endurance maritime patrol missions.
The Orbiter 4’s high-performance EO/IR and MPR payloads are ideal for maritime monitoring, gas and oil rigs protection, illegal activity tracking, and search & rescue. It has already been fully integrated into the operational environment of navy vessels, and meets the requirements of navy operations.
With the Orbiter 4, Aeronautics continues the evolution of its Orbiter product line of small tactical UAS, delivering top mission performance with the lightest, most versatile, and most advanced covert platform available today. Based on the successful aerodynamic structure and properties of the Orbiter 3 STUAS, the Orbiter 4’s exclusive abilities include endurance of over 24 hours, and the ability to carry and operate multi payloads simultaneously.
“There is a growing need today for tactical drones capable of carrying out ISTAR missions in challenging marine environments,” says Matan Perry, Vice President of Marketing & Sales at Aeronautics. “As pioneers in the field of small tactical UAS, we are proud to be able to provide a solution that has been adapted to meet these needs. Having been specifically tailored in this way, we believe it to be the best possible solution to meet all the requirements of the navy.”
With advanced image processing capabilities, automatic takeoff and recovery system, and the ability to navigate with or without GPS/ datalink, Orbiter 4 delivers superior performance capabilities, operational flexibility and cost-effectiveness in a small tactical UAS that is unique in its category. Airstrip independent, it is able to take-off and land on any type of vessel. Operated by only three personnel, it is easy to use, maintain, and carries a low logistical footprint.
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